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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Personal Volume

Legislative Council Chamber, Wellington, 18th March, 1872

Legislative Council Chamber, Wellington,

The Managers of the Legislative Council and of the House of Representatives transmit to the Colonial Secretary herewith a case, stating the facts upon which they are agreed, for reference to the Law Officers of the Crown, in accordance with the resolutions of both Houses, relating to the difference on a question of privilege which arose between both Houses last session.

Appended to the case are stated at full length the reasons submitted by the Managers of the Legislative Council in support of the view urged by the Legislative Council.

The Managers of the House of Representatives do not deem it necessary to submit any further statement beyond the statement of facts contained in the case.

It is requested that the Colonial Secretary will move His Excellency the Governor to transmit the accompanying papers to the Secretary of State by the outgoing mail.

W. B. D. Mantell,

Henry Sewell,

For the Managers of the L.C.

F. D. Bell,

A. de B. Brandon,

For the Managers of the H. of R.